Famous People with Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by aapeli, Mar 9, 2011.

    1. peter1974
      Balanced

      peter1974 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      I think Adam savage from Mythbusters also suffers some hearing problem. Not sure if it T or not.
       
    2. Ishank
      Wishful

      Ishank Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      22/12/2013
      I read somehwere that Adolf hitler was also suffered from tinnitus
       
    3. Stina
      Psychedelic

      Stina Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tartu
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      Yes!
      He suffered from many illnesses and medical conditions, including hypertension, headaches and heart trouble. Being gassed during World War I harmed his vision. After suffering from two episodes of blindness (one of which may have been hysterical), Hitler later suffered from pain in his eyes and blurred vision, as if "viewing objects through a thin veil.'' Beginning in the 1930s, he suffered from tinnitus. Towards the end of his life, Hitler was afflicted with Parkinson's syndrome.
       
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    4. Logan
      Stressed

      Logan Member

      Location:
      Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I don't really know anyone on that list besides maybe 3 people but that might just be because I'm young.
       
    5. Stina
      Psychedelic

      Stina Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tartu
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      has anyone else noticed that the majority of the people in the list are men? seems like a taboo topic for women..
       
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    6. SISKO
      Suicidal

      SISKO Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      It was mentioned in another thread, but there is a rich man, who supports the Tinnitus Research Inniative.

      His Name is Matteo de Nora.

      You can google him.
       
    7. mickb

      mickb Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      Minor since 1993 , worse since 09/2013
      I would say many if not most long time career rock musicians have it to a degree.
       
    8. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      I noticed the same.
      I did read somewhere KT Tunstall also has T
       
    9. James White
      Anime

      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
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    10. mikey13
      Mellow

      mikey13 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/ 2014
      just something to think about,as we go through our daily grind,trying to deal with the constant ringing in our ears... many people have had it before us,and gone on not only to lead normal lives,but some have gone on to do extraordinary things,and refused to let their Tinnitus affect their lives:

      Bob Dylan
      Bono
      Barbra Streisand
      Huey Lewis
      Phil Collins
      Sting
      Eric Clapton
      Cher
      Ozzy Osbourne
      Will I. Am
      Chris Martin
      Thomas Edison
      David Letterman
      President Dwight D. Eisenhower
      President Ronald Reagan
      President Bill Clinton
      Sylvester Stallone
      William Shatner
      Keanu Reeves
      Burt Reynolds
      Gerard Butler
      Steve Martin
      Leslie Nielsen

      ...are among those who have been suffering or had suffered from Tinnitus for years or longer when they accomplished all that they;re known for. not preaching here,just trying to put into perspective just hw widespread this condition really is,and how possible it is to overcome it and go on to do what you dream of with your life!
       
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    11. mikey13
      Mellow

      mikey13 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/ 2014
      ah,damn! didn't realize there was a thread about it already! sorry guys and gals!
       
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    12. David J
      Confused

      David J Member

      Location:
      Kent, Ohio
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2011
      The author of the article with a link in a previous post stated "Tinnitus is a neurological problem that originates in the brain, involving miscommunication between noise-damaged sensory cells; the result is a continuous ringing sound in the ears. Tinnitus is permanent. Once sensitive hair cells are damaged, they can no longer transmit impulses to the auditory nerve and to the brain. 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus (2 million become so debilitated by unrelenting ringing that they are incapable of carrying out normal daily activities), and musicians are at significantly higher risk than the general population. The only other group who suffer so ubiquitous from hearing damage are GIs exposed to wartime explosions."
      The takeaway here (of real significance) is that he says it is permanent. I must assume that this is what distinguishes real "T" from a temporary ringing caused by excessive noise exposure. I have read throughout this forum of people stating that their "T" came and went?
      It is good to hear the positive stories as in this thread about famous people with "T" that went on to live fulfilling lives.
       
    13. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      They now also believe Charles Darwin had tinnitus, along with vertigo and a host of other chronic, debilitating ailments that left him seriously ill for most of his adult life. Yet it never dimmed his brilliant mind and determination. Imagine sailing to the most remote parts of the world, on board for months at a time, your ears ringing, feeling physically miserable -- and no white noise apps, ear plugs, medications or anything else to help you.
       
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    14. MariaH
      Dreaming

      MariaH Member

      Location:
      Barcelona
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication
    15. jss
      No Mood

      jss Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Karma
      You would think that at least one of those celebrities would start a "cure for tinnitus fund" and make it a huge worldwide deal.............but no.....not one of them. Ridiculas
       
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    16. Ken219
      Frustrated

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      Kind of bummed my name isn't on the list.:dunno::wacky:
       
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    17. Mosaik
      Balanced

      Mosaik Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I can get mad at people who have power to educate the population yet they do nothing.
       
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    18. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Yesterday in German newspaper: Phil Collins suffering Tinnitus, hearing loss and depression.
       
    19. Ken219
      Frustrated

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      @Mosaik , Not sure what they are teaching in school today. I remember learning loud noise can hurt your hearing. Didn't know that meant until I got tinnitus. At this point I tell the young ones about my ringing. They just look at me like say shut up old man.
       
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    20. LillianLexicon97
      Depressed

      LillianLexicon97 Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
      I hate that there is a stigma for musicians with T.
       
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    21. Solazule

      Solazule Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1999 Loud music
      I'm curious, please explain?
       
    22. canyonero

      canyonero Member

      Location:
      Eastern US
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma?
      I was thinking of all the people throughout history that probably had T. Here's my list, it maybe a bit exaggerated because I assume most people who experienced acoustic trauma got it.

      *Almost every musician
      *Almost every steel worker - Metal on Metal my least favorite sound.
      *Almost every railroad worker - Metal on metal
      *Anyone who fought in a battle with swords - More metal on metal
      *Almost everyone who survived a bombing
      *Anyone who fought in a war with cannons, which were used starting in 1260 AD. This includes most civil and revolutionary war generals. Probably George Washington.
      *Almost every Boxer or MMA fighter - Punches to the ear.
      *Anyone who survived a lightening strike
      *Almost everyone who was in a car accident where the airbag went off
      *A significant number of Pilots - Lots of opportunities for Barotrauma.


      You're not alone, feel better now.
       
    23. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      This might be of help to some of you:

      http://www.hearnet.com/features/articles/artist_article_celebs.shtml

      I know there are plenty of links out there that list people with T, but this site gives you the stories of how they acquired it and how it affects them.

      You might find some reassurance to know you're in 'hall of fame' company.

      --
      moderator edit: changed the original URL with hearnet.com's as the original website was advertising all kinds of nasty "cures".
       
    24. Xynic

      Xynic Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Hahaha, Noel Gallagher!

      "Without a doubt I have tinnitus. You're not a proper rock'n'roll star if you don't. I learned to live with it a long time ago."

      He might be an unsympathetic man to put it mildly, but you've gotta hand it to the guy...
       
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    25. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Yea, that one made me smile as well.
       
    26. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      Ozzy Osbourne : “I suffer from permanent tinnitus because of all the head-banging I've done"

      LOL.

      But yes a lot of people have T / hearing problems. When i feel sad i remember this so i don't feel alone with this condition.
       
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    27. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Probably most of musicians have tinnitus from the amount of music they do not only on stage but in studio , Christ Martin had it for 13 years and just now he revealed it probably got worse from his shows from all these years
       
    28. erik
      Cool

      erik Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012 or earlier?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      and with all their collective millions, they do relatively nothing for T research :(
       
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    29. Inge
      Cool

      Inge Member

      Location:
      california
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      benzodiazepine withdrawal
      Permanence depends on the cause. My T was med related and is improving. When it is connected to hearingloss it is likely permanent
       
    30. markoana

      markoana Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2.2013
      Does it look bit strange, but there is maybe one hockey player of all sport players who have t???

      What about:

      Thousands of NBA players in last 50 years, they play in front of 25.000 loud supporters, and loudness is often 120+ db, at Arco Arena in Sacramento there was 130db... http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1129120-12-most-intimidating-home-courts-in-the-nba

      Football players that play in front of 60 do 110.000 people, loudness 130+ db
      Besiktas 2:1 Liverpool WORLD RECORD "132...

      Also many others sports players, and no one with t...that is public known...coincidence?

      Or there is some body chemistry when u are playing match that prevents that inner ear damage can sent that phantom noise to brain... I do know, but this is quite interesting...
       

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